The conflicts in Syria have increased the complexity of the Middle East situation and exacerbated the instability in the region. Terrorists have taken advantage of this instability and made dramatic territorial gains in Syria and Iraq. They now threaten two minorities: the Kurds and the Druze.
The Catholic Bishops’ comments in “Bishops blast Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling as ‘tragic error’” (Web, June 26) miss the mark in condemning the recent Supreme Court ruling that affords lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people equal rights and protections under the law. Real “religious freedom” upholds an individual’s decision to live in accordance with their sexual identity and religious values. Discrimination on the basis of such is not a Catholic value.
I agree with Jeb Bush’s recent comment that “we should love our neighbor and respect others” (Jeb Bush: Same-sex marriage should have been decided by states,” Web, June 26). However, I could never love an action that finds so much displeasure in the sight of God.
In the wake of the tragic murders of good Christian people in a Charleston church last month, there has been some talk of more gun control. But as we have seen since the 1960s, gun-control laws simply do not work because murderers don’t obey laws.
Hillary Clinton has no compelling rationale for a presidential run save to be the first female president. She is further hampered by her record. After serving as first lady, senator from New York and secretary of state, it remains that only failures stick to her name.